US diplomats ‘given date rape drug by Russian officials’

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. officials traveling with diplomatic passports were drugged while attending a conference in Russia last year, and one of them was hospitalized, in what officials have concluded was part of a wider, escalating pattern of harassment of U.S. diplomats by Russia.

The incident at a hotel bar during a UN anticorruption conference in St. Petersburg in November 2015 caused concern in the U.S. State Department, which quietly protested to Moscow, according to a U.S. government official with direct knowledge of what occurred.

But it wasn’t until a dramatic event in June, when an accredited U.S. diplomat was tackled outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, that officials in Washington reexamined the November drugging and concluded they were part of a definite pattern.

  • simus1

    Harassing all diplomats seems fair game when you consider their odious “profession” and what they think passes for success.

  • Millie_Woods

    If only there was a pattern to Hillary’s corruption and treasonous behavior.

  • ntt1

    Diplomat tackling would be a great replacement for synchronized swimming next olympics